Digest 17

In this week’s Digest…

Digest header with lots of cars

We feature pre-production samples of Scalextric’s Porsche 911 GT3R and Micro cars, new models from Teamslot, Slot.it, Policar, NSR, BRM and Fly. We also have the latest magazines, club and racing news, plus a special tribute to Sir Stirling Moss.

Slot Cars

Ford RS2000 X Pack Rothmans
Scalextric Porsche 911 GT3R
  • Scalextric Porsche 911 GT3R Pfaff Motorsport Scheduled for release this summer, Scalextric have sent us their new Porsche GT model for a quick once over. You can see how it looks, inside and out, over in the News section. A full track test will follow next week.
Jaguar XJR10, Castrol livery
Micro Scalextric Lamborghinis and Porsches
  • Micro Scalextric Pre-Production Samples HO scale enthusiasts around the world were quite excited when we dropped these pre-production images on our Facebook page last week. The new Lamborghini Huracán Evo and Porsche 911 Turbo will be available in sets and individually over the next few months.
Policar Ferrari 330 P4 vs 412P
  • Attention To Detail – Policar Ferrari 412P When it comes to building performance slot cars with mind-boggling attention to the smallest details, no-one gets as close as Policar and Slot.it. Last week’s News feature looked at the new Maranello Concessionaires 412P, the history of the real car and the tiny changes to the moulding that make the Policar model utterly authentic.
NSR History Line logo and Porsche 917/10k cars
  • NSR Launched Historic Line Collectors’ Editions Building on the popularity of their classic Fords and Porsches with collectors, NSR have launched a new series of ‘Historic Line’ releases with new boxes and information cards. You can see the first two models and find out more in the News section.
Fly lealets and new Viper GTS-R
  • April News from Fly Updates from Fly have been a little sparse recently… However, another of the 25th Aniversario cars is expected soon, plus three new announcements will get collectors and slot rally fans excited. See our full round-up of 2022 Fly news over on the forum.
BRM BMW 2022 ti cars
  • BRM BMW 2002ti The first two 1:24 scale BMWs from BRM are expected very soon. These stunning models illustrate different moulds for the Le Mans 24 Hour and the DRM cars. Ah, which one to choose?
8 x Revoslot cars
  • Revolslot Website Launched With lots of exciting new cars on the drawing board, Revoslot now have their own website. Not unlike the BRM site, there’s the current models, a Gallery of all previous cars, plus pdf brochures to download and a contact form.

Media

Slot car magazine covers
  • Latest Magazines ePilot continues the good work of keeping us updated with the latest publications, including Model Car Racing magazine by Robert Schleicher, Trainini, SLOT, DRS Magazine, Jim Hunt Magazine, Model Railroad Hobbyist, and Trackside Model Railroading.

Slot Racing

A busy pit lane at the Shed in Garden slot car track
  • Your Club This week saw G.O.L.D. returning to the Shedingarden track, Worthing hosting it’s first digital race in 25 months, we also have race reports from Norwich, Isle of Man, Bury St. Edmunds, Woodland Fort, and Southend giving us news of their next meet.
Images from Proxy race
  • American Road Race Proxy With three stages in ten days, the American Road Race is approaching its halfway point. You can catch up with all the latest news over on the SlotRacer Online Proxy Racing forum.

Scratchbuilding

Slot version of one of John Britten's bikes
  • Britten Build Tibbs has been performing some impressive micro surgery in modelling a bike originally built by one of the most iconic iconic bike builders, John Britten

3D Printing

Images of cars in Blender software
  • Blender? What’s Blender? SlotRacer’s 3D Printing forum is full of fascinating, complex and – to be honest – often bewildering stuff. Jason recently got to grips with the freeware Blender design software and – with the expert help of Alex and Jim – explains the features and possibilities in an easy-to-read thread.

Automobiles

Lamborghini 350GT
  • Lamborghini 350GT and the Spirit of Montjuïc Photojournalist Virgiliu Andone indulges us with a wonderful photoshoot of this beautiful Lamborghini 350GT on the motorsport-infused hill of Montjuïc, overlooking Barcelona. It’s treat you don’t want to miss.

Video

  • Stirling Moss Tribute Stirling Moss was remembered on Easter Monday at Goodwood, sixty years on from a crash at the West Sussex circuit which ended his racing career. Moss died two years ago – and Sky Sports F1 remembered him with this film, packed full of vintage footage and interviews with the man himself.

Motorsport

Ford Puma WRC in Croatia
  • WRC Croatia Rally The third round of the 2022 World Rally Championship took place on tarmac near Zagreb over the weekend. Could Kalle Rovanperä continue his stunning form in Sweden – would Ford regain their tarmac pace from the Monte – or could Hyundai finally make their mark in the new Hybrid era? Find out on the WRC website.
F1 cars at Imola
  • Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Formula One headed to Imola at the weekend for the first European event of the season and the first sprint race. Qualifying on Friday, Sprint Race on Saturday and the Grand Prix on Sunday – Autosport will help you dissect all the goings-on.
GT cars at Oulton Park
  • British GT Championship at Oulton Park The 2022 British GT Championship got of to an exciting and – at times – controversial start at Oulton Park. The seven-date calendar moves on to Silverstone in two weeks, but you can catch up with the action in the first two sprint races over on the official website.
Gordon Shedden's Honda Civic at Donington
  • BTCC 2022 at Donington The 2022 British Touring Car Championship kicked-off this weekend at Donington Park. Three races and plenty of mayhem were broadcast live on free-to-air ITV, giving this tin-top series the biggest UK live viewing audience.
Rally car drives through Essex farmland
  • British Rally Championship 2022 The opening round of this year’s national rally championship took place on Saturday and Sunday around Clacton and the north-east Essex countryside. The battle for the win was intense and went right down to the wire. You can follow the seven-event series on the official website.